A few days ago, LT Joe Thomas was the only member of the Cleveland Browns to be named to the AP's 2014 NFL All-Pro team. Today, Pro Football Focus unveiled their All-Pro team for the 2014 season, and Thomas only received an honorable mention. Fear not, though, as the Browns weren't shut out: rookie LG Joel Bitonio was labeled as one of their first-team All-Pros:
It’s not often a rookie linemen will swoop in and earn a first-team spot, but the excellent Bitonio was just that guy. He proved to be a home run hit from Week 1 and a legit Offensive Rookie of the Year contender.
Thomas was likely an early favorite to make PFF's first-team list, but his end-of-the-performance slide, as little as it may have been, allowed Jason Peters and Andrew Whitworth to pass him up:
It hurts to leave one out after Peters as Whitworth and Joe Thomas all had remarkable years. In the end, Thomas slowed at the end of the season and that allowed Peters (the most impactful run blocker) and Whitworth (who allowed just nine hurries all year) to win out.
On the defensive side of the ball, the only player who even receiver a mention was Tashaun Gipson, who received an honorable mention at the safety position.